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The pandemic was meant to change work, but what have we got so far? Free pizza | Josie Cox

The corporate world is turning to novelty perks to get us back to the office in an attempt to postpone the moment of reckoning

Earlier this month in lower Manhattan’s financial district, food carts lined what is otherwise a usually sterile stretch of pavement. Vendors doled out free burritos and ice cream to the mingling sun-kissed bankers – folks who had begrudgingly traipsed back to their physical desks after a year of remote working, following the stern orders of moneyed overlords.

Free lunch is entry-level when it comes to corporate perks, a trusted staple many businesses have fallen back on as a means of convincing workers to resume their pre-pandemic working habits and arduous commutes.

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